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6 Year With Bad Behavior
6 yr old with anxiety has begun self harm(biting, scratching) since beginning kindergarten. Concern?
Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more
Not on the baby!: Topical sunscreen and bug repellant, if used as directed, are a good idea for kids who are active outdoors in the school age range ( 5-18 Yrs) , but children 6 months or younger should stay out of direct sunlight, and should not be exposed to those chemicals until at least a few months later in life ( especially if premature birth, up to 10--12 months ...Read more
Our 2.5 yr old has been wetting his pants. He has been potty trained for 4 mo & has done very well. Life changes back in apr: baby & a move. Advice?
Regression: This is very common in young children in this situation. My advice to parents: Don't shame or lose your cool - it only makes it worse. Encourage hydration and set frequent reminders for your child to go and try to use the potty. Use a positive reinforcement (i.e. star chart - so many starts = reward). Stay positive and be patient ...Read more
Is there a pediatric psychiatrist who is a behavorial specialist that you might recommend? My 7 yr old granddaughter has issues. My 7 year old granddaughter has pretty serious behavorial issues. She has really awful temper tantrums & has tendencies to bec
Sometimes : Sometimes finding a specialist in your area can be a very difficult task. I don't personally know anyone in your area, but two ways you can look into it are to ask your granddaughter's doctor for a referral or to call your granddaughter's insurance company to see which child psychiatrists take her insurance. Doing both can help narrow the field. From there, sometimes you just have to meet people to see who your granddaughter "clicks" with and who you feel most comfortable with. Doctors have different styles that work for different people and sometimes it just takes a little sleuthing to figure out who is going to work best for your family. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 yr old son has very low patients. Doestnt play with others. Only interested car or trucks OCD about routine doesn't sleep well has sever meltdown?
Can 86 yr old man with 6 stems in his heart survive bridge surgery? he his in good physical condition.
Bridge surgery safe?: Discuss your medical history, fully, with the surgeon, who can best assess & explain the risks, benefits, alternatives, & potential negative outcomes in your particular case. ...Read more
My 4 mo old son has always been fussy, and has been throwing seeming temper tantrums. History of ear infections and physically advanced. What to do?
Is it wise when a 45 year old father has pierced tongue jewelry and his 6 year old son receives speech therapy?
Not related events: Tongue piercing is never wise. It can cause teeth to chip and break, gums to recede, and is prone to infections. However how this is not related to the child's speech development. If the child has speech issues then therapy will help him develop better speech patterns. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Frequent pasty stool in children
my 6 yr old grandaughter has had this ever since i can remember.
Along with white on her tongue, and bad breath.
Go see her doctor.: If it has been going on for a long time why are you concerned all of a sudden? She needs to be checked by her pediatrician to know if is a problem or not. When was the last time if ever that she saw her dentist for a checkup and tooth cleaning and Fluoride treatment? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, our 6 yr. Old son has started spinning 200+ times a day as he walks, plays, sits, etc. He also has to do things in twos. He use to nod and hum...?
Need more info: Is there a particular issue you are worred about? Many kids without behavioral problems will do repetitive actions or follow patters. Within certain limits this is fine, but if it begins limiting their growth and development you should see a child-care specialist to discuss further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 yr old boy having 6 week stint of pedophile sexual fantasies causing him distress but minimal groinal response He likes girls his age, Is this POCD?
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My 10 year old son suffers bad headaches, nose bleeds and whilst having these has a very bad temperon avarage he gets 4-5 a week what can this be.
What are the dangers of leaving a 6 year old alone with a loving grandparent who has some memory loss?
Who's sitting who ?: Some cultures consider kids competent to self monitor at 8y, but here most consider the teen yrs the earliest. An impaired adult may or may not fit expected supervision requirements depending on degree of impairment. If they are well functioning enough to live alone, recognize danger, obtain help are all needed skills. The child should not be relied on to perform those functions at 6. ...Read more
My son is 6 years old and previously had bad viral meningitis. He has been complaining of bright lights hurting his eyes, otherwise he is well with no sickness. Opinions?
6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?
Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam
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